While we associate fireworks with 5th November, there are other times of the year they are used as well. For example, they are often used at wedding receptions, during the festive season and of course on New Year’s Eve. There are all kinds of occasions where fireworks fit in nicely, although they do have to be planned and set off very carefully indeed.
Sadly, every year sees incidents in which people are hurt by malfunctioning fireworks. In other cases, a display may not have been planned quite as well as it should have been. Accident Advice Helpline have come across cases where people have been injured as a consequence of a poorly planned display of some kind. This can potentially lead to injuries that are painful and can take time to heal, possibly leaving scars as well.
The dangers of fireworks
When a display is properly risk-assessed and managed in advance, there should be little chance of anyone being injured even if a firework does not work properly. This does sometimes happen; after all, no fireworks can be tested ahead of the display itself. No one will know until they are set off whether they will work properly or not (although the vast majority of them do work extremely well).
If you have sustained an injury from a firework, you should get in touch with specialists who can take your details and find out more about your case. We have spent the last 15 years dealing with similar cases from other people, so we are well-placed to provide no-obligation advice if you have been unfortunate enough to suffer this kind of injury.
Are fireworks always dangerous?
They can of course be potentially dangerous, yes – after all, they are explosives. However, when they are properly handled by professionals they should not present any danger to the public. When a display is assessed ahead of time and the proper measures are in place to make sure no one viewing the display can be injured, everyone should be able to have a good time.
If you want to find out more about a possible compensation claim for injuries stemming from malfunctioning fireworks, call the team at Accident Advice Helpline now. We may be able to provide the advice you are looking for, so call on 0800 689 0500 and see whether an expert personal injury advisor can tell you what you need to know.
Date Published: May 12, 2015
Author: David Brown